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How Do I Know if Hearing Aids Work for Me?

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Author: Puget Sound Hearing
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Many patients with hearing loss wonder if hearing aids will work for them. The hearing aids available today are highly capable, so even people with severe hearing loss can often benefit from custom-fit, prescription devices. If you’re experiencing any symptoms of hearing loss, the team at Puget Sound Hearing Aid & Audiology can help you get started on your journey towards improved hearing and an overall enhanced quality of life in Seattle, WA and the surrounding areas. Below, our experts have included important information about hearing aids and how to determine if they’re suitable for your hearing loss. Contact our team today to learn more or schedule your first comprehensive hearing evaluation.

Signs You or a Loved One Need Hearing Aids

Are you or a loved one experiencing signs of hearing loss? Some common signs that you could need a hearing aid include the following:

  • You’ve been exposed to loud sounds over a long period of time. For example, you work with heavy machinery or are active in the military.
  • You have a family history of hearing loss.
  • You have a medical condition involving your thyroid, heart, or circulation.
  • You take medications such as ototoxic drugs that can be harmful to your hearing.

Negative Effects of Not Using Hearing Aids

Some people put off scheduling a professional hearing evaluation for various reasons. Whether they don’t realize their hearing loss is affecting their own life or the lives of those around them or believe they’re too young to need them, there are several adverse effects of not being able to hear as well as you once did, including the following:

  • Avoiding social situations
  • Impaired ability to learn new tasks
  • Negativity, anger, irritability
  • Depression, stress, fatigue
  • Loneliness and diminished overall mental health
  • Reduced alertness that increases safety risks
  • Reduced job performance
  • And more

Will Hearing Aids Help with My Hearing Loss?

To determine whether hearing aids will improve the symptoms of your hearing loss, the hearing care professionals at Puget Sound Hearing Aid & Audiology will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your ability to hear sounds. They will also ask you about your medical history and thoroughly inspect your inner ear to ensure no blockages are contributing to your hearing loss. Your test results will allow our hearing care professionals to determine if hearing aids are a right fit for your type and degree of hearing loss. We offer comprehensive hearing aid services to ensure you get the most out of your devices.

Schedule a Comprehensive Hearing Evaluation Today

Hearing healthcare patients of all ages can often benefit from hearing aids to improve their hearing loss and overall quality of life. If you think hearing aids might improve the symptoms of your hearing loss, the team at Puget Sound Hearing Aid & Audiology is happy to help.

Our hearing care professionals have years of experience offering professional audiology services throughout the Seattle, WA region, including hearing aid treatment plans. Whether you’re scheduling your first hearing test or being custom fit for prescription hearing aids, you can rest assured your visit will be comfortable and hassle-free from start to finish. Contact us today to learn more about hearing aids, or schedule an appointment to get started.

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